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[Podcast] How To Attract, Hire, And Keep Global Millennial Employees

Posted by Anke Corbin on Oct 17, 2018

podcast_image-2-1It’s getting harder and harder to attract, hire, and keep employees, especially millennials. This challenge is not a local one, it’s a global one. Companies need to consider how to be good at each part of the process for attracting, hiring, and keeping employees and to find the best talent around the world.

There are some significant trends to consider including increasing competition from companies not only in your backyard but even from other countries, who are also vying for top talent.

 

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Topics: recruiting globally, HR podcast, Global HR

How Technology Helps HR Manage GDPR - Part 2

Posted by Anke Corbin on Sep 19, 2018

GDPR Base2The HR Problem With GDPR

Current HR systems don’t really support how companies usually expand internationally. Various HR service providers are needed for international payroll, benefits, foreign entity requirements, relocation, expat taxes, time and attendance management abroad, and more. This combination of remote services requires wrangling a unique mix of supporting service providers for each country.  

Layer GDPR on top, and it’s a daunting task to be compliant. It’s difficult to have real oversight into the data security and compliance processes of your internal teams and third party vendors if you’re not connecting everyone through a secure system to control access rights, secure data sharing, and track data flows.

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Topics: GDPR for HR, Data privacy by design, GDPR technology solutions, GDPR

How Technology Helps HR Manage GDPR - Part 1

Posted by Anke Corbin on Sep 11, 2018

GDPR Image GlobigThe General Data Privacy Regulation (GDPR – the EU’s strict new data privacy regulation) is here and it’s estimated that 80% of companies have yet to transition past the assessment phase and into the execution phase. Most companies are non-compliant. Arguably, though the risk for being fined by the EU is relatively low for companies outside the EU, the risk for data breaches and simply being a bad steward of your employee’s data privacy is quite real. But manually managing GDPR will become a significant burden on HR teams; therefore, technology solutions will make a big difference. 

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Topics: GDPR for HR, Data privacy by design, GDPR technology solutions, GDPR

[Webinar] An Introduction To Going Global From A Cultural Perspective

Posted by James Hrivnak on Sep 6, 2018

webinars_image2-1Entering a new international market requires intercultural awareness and savvy because without these things, one can easily offend international counterparts and potentially lose out on what would have otherwise been a successful venture.

Our guest expert for this webinar is Sabine Amend- the President of ti Communication USA. We discuss the Framework Of 5 Factors that will help you to navigate cultural differences en route to successfully expanding internationally. These factors include Awareness (4 Ways Of Knowing), Information, Languages, Development Strategy, and Deep Dexterity. The webinar also introduces the Culture Questions Paradigm. Altogether these insights help companies be better prepared for and more successful when working across borders and cultures.

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Topics: intercultural awareness, Business Culture, culture training

[Podcast] How Human Resources Can Help Create An Effective & Happy Global Virtual Workforce

Posted by Anke Corbin on Aug 29, 2018

podcast_image_460It’s predicted that by 2020, 50% of workers will work remotely. That brings a new set of challenges to global companies and in this podcast, we explore what those challenges are and how to thrive in this new world.

Our guest expert is Mary Lemons, the VP of Human Resources Solutions at Global Upside. Global Upside is a leader in helping companies transform their finance, accounting, and human resources functions in over 100 countries.

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Topics: HR productivity, virtual workforce, Virtual Office, remote workers, Global HR, international productivity, PODCASt

Important ASEAN Labor Trends for 2018

Posted by James Hrivnak on Aug 22, 2018

Every year there are changes to labor laws in countries that are part of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) and the same holds true for 2018. For an overview and insight into key changes that impact companies who employ ASEAN residents, we spent some time with industry expert Adam Sheffield, President of  Global PEO ServicesAlong with helping companies hire employees fast without having to set up legal entities in foreign jurisdictions, Global PEO Services also deals with related HR, Benefits, Payroll, Compliance, Accounting, and Talent Acquisition issues.

Here are important insights for Singapore, Thailand, Malaysia, and Vietnam. 

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Topics: Int'l HR, int'l legal, Singapore Labor Law, Thailand Labor Law, Malaysia Labor Law, ASEAN Labor Law

[Podcast] Using Artificial Intelligence For Interviewing Candidates Internationally

Posted by Anke Corbin on Aug 13, 2018

podcast_image-2-1AI for human resources is here to stay and it’s being used all around the world in a variety of ways. Globig’s guest expert for this series of AI podcasts is Bill Armstrong, the president of Gava Talent Solutions. Gava Talent Solutions is a global leader in professional staffing and consulting services, doing business in over 100 countries.

Bill shares his insights on how HR is being used to interview candidates globally. In this podcast you will learn about:

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Topics: HR tech, HR productivity, Hiring, hiring international employees, Artificial Intelligence, Singapore Labor Law, AI for HR, global workforce, recruiting globally

Important APAC Labor Trends for 2018

Posted by James Hrivnak on Aug 9, 2018

We are well into 2018 and are seeing distinct trends in labor law in  Asia Pacific (APAC) countries. For an overview and insight into key changes that will impact companies who employ APAC citizens, we spent some time with industry expert Adam Sheffield, President of Global PEO ServicesAlong with helping companies hire employees fast without having to set up legal entities in foreign jurisdictions, Global PEO Services also deals with related HR, Payroll, Compliance, Accounting and Talent Acquisition issues.

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Topics: Int'l HR, int'l legal, APAC, Asia Pacific, China Labor Law, Hong Kong Labor Law, Japan Labor Law, South Korea Labor Law

Need Help With Data Privacy Compliance? Take The Globig GDPR Self-Assessment

Posted by James Hrivnak on Aug 2, 2018

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Everyone is talking about GDPR compliance but not every company is ready or needs to hire a consulting firm. At the very least, it helps to take an inventory of your company's data security storage and processes to know where to focus your early efforts and determine if you need to bring in experts.

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Topics: Int'l HR, int'l legal, Singapore Labor Law, Thailand Labor Law, Malaysia Labor Law, ASEAN Labor Law, GDPR for HR, GDPR, EU GDPR compliance

[Podcast] HR Tips For Successful International Mergers + Acquisitions

Posted by Anke Corbin on Jul 27, 2018

podcast_image_460Ragu Bhargava has been involved in hundreds of Mergers and Acquisitions around the world and he shares his learning’s and advice for more successful international M & A's on this Globig podcast. 

Ragu is the award-winning Co-Founder and CEO of the four companies that compose the Global Upside Group, the world's leading provider of HR, Payroll, PEO, Accounting, Finance, Compliance and Talent Acquisition services.

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Topics: PODCASt, Int'l HR, international M&A, global payroll, global payments

International HR Quirks - #5 UK Employer's liability insurance

Posted by Anke Corbin on Jul 18, 2018

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In the UK, employers must have "Employer's Liability Insurance" for at least 5 million pounds. Make sure you don't miss this important step when hiring in the UK.

This International HR Quirk is brought to you by Global UpsideAccounting, Payroll, HR, Talent Acquisition- Globally

 

 

About Globig:

Get out of managing your international employees in spreadsheets + email. Get into Globig - one platform for managing international employees, business, and GDPR compliance. Learn More.

 

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Topics: international HR, Global HR, Germany HR, Germany Labor Law, European Union, Int'l HR, Europe, Western Europe, int'l legal, EU

GDPR's Personally Identifiable Information (PII) - Explained

Posted by James Hrivnak on Jul 16, 2018

GDPR Base2One of the key components of the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) is the concept of 'Personally Identifiable Information', or PII.  Since a person can be identified by certain unique identifiers or by a combination of identifiers, it pays to understand what PII is and to know which data you are collecting and potentially processing on employees, prospects, recruiting candidates, or customers.

You might be surprised what is considered PII and how easy it is to identify someone with a couple of identifiers; therefore, knowing what falls into the PII bucket is key.  And it goes without saying, if you are collecting the PII of EU citizens, you are subject to GDPR.

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Topics: GDPR for HR, EU GDPR compliance, GDPR, data security, global data privacy

[Podcast] HR Challenges When Expanding Internationally

Posted by Anke Corbin on Jul 9, 2018

podcast_image-2-1Most of the first-timers start expanding their international business by trying to force fit or cobble together their current HR processes and services to try to meet the needs of their international business and it never works very well. You’ll run into a lot of trouble if you don’t approach hiring and employee management in other countries correctly from the beginning.

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Topics: international HR, Int'l HR, HR podcast, employment law, PODCASt

International HR Quirks - #4 UK Employment Contributions

Posted by Anke Corbin on Jun 20, 2018

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The UK has the lowest employer social security contributions among the EU's five largest economies and has one of the most flexible employee trial periods. 

This International HR Quirk is brought to you by Global UpsideAccounting, Payroll, HR, Talent Acquisition- Globally

 

 

About Globig:

Get out of managing your international employees in spreadsheets + email. Get into Globig - one platform for managing international employees, business, and GDPR compliance. Learn More.

 

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Topics: international HR, Global HR, Germany HR, Germany Labor Law, European Union, Int'l HR, Europe, Western Europe, int'l legal, EU

How Does GDPR Affect Global Mobility? 7 Considerations For Establishing Compliance

Posted by James Hrivnak on Jun 13, 2018

europe-3220208_1920-1GDPR significantly affects every aspect of global mobility & for any company involved in relocating EU citizens, or non-EU citizens into and around the EU. GDPR impacts the actions and decisions of global mobility and relocation specialists and the rights of the individuals and their families being relocated. Because personal data is so highly processed in both national and global relocations, GDPR has the potential to completely revolutionize the global relocation industry. 

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Topics: Global Mobility, International relocation, GDPR for HR, European Union, EU, Int'l HR, Global, Europe, GDPR, EU GDPR compliance

Using Artificial Intelligence For Profiling When Recruiting Internationally

Posted by Anke Corbin on Jun 7, 2018

podcast_image_460We all know that AI is a hot topic as an innovative technology and it's also paradigm shifting, raising complex questions about how to manage and thrive in this rapidly changing world. Recruiting, profiling, and some of the implications for candidates and the impact internationally with GDPR, are important and interesting topics being explored in this podcast.

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Topics: HR tech, Int'l HR

Globig Unveils GDPR Compliance + International HR Business Productivity Management Platform

Posted by Anke Corbin on May 22, 2018

An All-In-One Secure Software As A Service For Companies With A Growing International Presence

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Topics: GDPR for HR, EU GDPR compliance, GDPR, Global HR, Int'l HR, hiring international employees, HR productivity, international HR, HR tech, Privacy tech, international productivity, international business, data privacy

International HR Quirks - #3 France Employment

Posted by Anke Corbin on May 21, 2018

globe-icon-2Did you know...?

Employment in France is not at will. French employees receive protection against termination and any dismissal must be on objective grounds, and the employee must receive notification in writing.

This International HR Quirk is brought to you by Global UpsideAccounting, Payroll, HR, Talent Acquisition- Globally

 

 

About Globig:

Get out of managing your international employees in spreadsheets + email. Get into Globig - one platform for managing international employees, business, and GDPR compliance. Learn More.

 

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Topics: international HR, Global HR, Germany HR, Germany Labor Law, European Union, Int'l HR, Europe, Western Europe, int'l legal, EU

International HR Quirks - #2

Posted by Anke Corbin on May 10, 2018

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Besides regular wages, an employer must pay a French employee a 13th month's salary, 5 weeks paid annual holiday, and 40-60% in social security contributions.

This International HR Quirk is brought to you by Global UpsideAccounting, Payroll, HR, Talent Acquisition- Globally

 

About Globig:

Get out of managing your international employees in spreadsheets + email. Get into Globig - one platform for managing international employees, business, and GDPR compliance.  Let's talk.

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Topics: international HR, Global HR, Germany HR, Germany Labor Law, European Union, Int'l HR, Europe, Western Europe, int'l legal, EU

Global Sales Teams: Grow Globally - Compensate Locally

Posted by Kyle Hegarty on May 8, 2018

Screen Shot 2017-03-16 at 3.34.07 PMGreg Getty loves his spreadsheets. Spending twelve years within sales teams, he routinely hit his targets by staying disciplined and organized compared to his colleagues. It wasn’t surprising that he rose up the ranks within several tech firms and found himself as the VP of Sales and, when the company expanded overseas, his role went global.

It was at this point where something went wrong.

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Topics: Global Sales, Int'l Sales, global sales strategy, international sales, international sales strategy

International HR Quirks - #1

Posted by Anke Corbin on May 2, 2018

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According to "Equal Pay Principle" temporary workers in Germany must be paid the same wages as comparable employees of the hiring company.

This International HR Quirk is brought to you by Global UpsideAccounting, Payroll, HR, Talent Acquisition- Globally

 

About Globig:

Get out of managing your international employees in spreadsheets + email. Get into Globig - one platform for managing international employees, business, and GDPR compliance. Contact us.

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Topics: international HR, Global HR, Germany HR, Germany Labor Law, European Union, Int'l HR, Europe, Western Europe, int'l legal, EU

Will GDPR Crush Your HR Team's Productivity?

Posted by ann stewart zachwieja on Apr 25, 2018

 

GDPR Base2You may have noticed that there is a big data privacy initiative coming out of the EU in the very near future – May 25, 2018, to be exact. It’s called the General Data Privacy Regulation (or GDPR) and it applies to any company that does business with or employs EU citizens. If your company is processing the personal data of any EU citizen (also known as ‘data subjects’), you are subject to GDPR. If that doesn't stop you dead in your tracks, it probably should.

You may be a company outside the EU that is thinking of waiting this one out to see how it all unfolds. It will be unfolding before you know it and the regulators are not expected to give a pass to companies that say, ‘We didn’t know’ or ‘We weren’t sure how it would apply to us’ or ‘We wanted to wait and see how it works’. And to prove how serious regulators are, companies that are found to be out of compliance may be fined up to 4% of annual global revenue (NOTE: not profit, revenue) or €20M, whichever is larger. And it won’t be solely directed at obvious targets such as Facebook. It applies to companies both large and small.

Have I caught your attention yet? I hope you are getting the idea that GDPR is something you cannot ignore. Do you want to learn more?

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Topics: European Union, Europe, EU, Int'l HR, int'l legal, EU GDPR compliance, data protection for EU citizens, General Data Protection Regulation, Data Protection Officer, GDPR, EU data protection, data privacy, data security, EU regulations, GDPR for HR

[Podcast] Tips For Successfully Recruiting And Hiring International Employees

Posted by Anke Corbin on Apr 6, 2018

podcast_image-2-1Bill Armstrong, the president of Gava Talent Solutions, is our guest expert on this podcast. Gava Talent Solutions is a global leader in professional staffing and consulting services, doing business in over 100 countries.

Some of the topics covered in this podcast include:

  1. 1. How companies should prepare prior to setting out to recruit candidates internationally
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  3. 2. Characteristics and skills to look for that lead to great international employees, especially if working remote.
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[Podcast] Why American Companies Should Consider M&A Opportunities for Growth in Bavaria, Germany

Posted by James Hrivnak on Mar 29, 2018

Globig_podcastGlobig's partner Invest In Bavaria - US recently interviewed Melville Mummert,  of Raymond James, as part of their series on North American entrepreneurs who have decided to start, settle, or build companies in Bavaria. They talked with Mr. Mummert about why both Germany, and in particular, Bavaria, are ideal places for foreign investment, and mergers & acquisitions.

In this podcast, James Mister of Invest In Bavaria talks with Mr. Mummert about how Munich, Bavaria, and Germany are attractive for a number of reasons.

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Topics: Invest in Bavaria, Doing Business in Germany, Germany, FDI, Europe, German startup resources, Tech in Bavaria, Munich, doing business in Munich, Int'l HR, Hi-tech talent, American company in Bavaria Germany, German financial services, German M&A, Munich talent

Important EU Labor Law Changes For 2018 – Part 2

Posted by ann stewart zachwieja on Mar 27, 2018

 

EU-FlagEvery year the European Union labor laws change and 2018 continues the trend. For an overview and insight into key changes that will impact companies who employ EU citizens, we spent some time with industry experts Ragu Bhargava, Co-Founder and CEO of Global Upside, and Gita Bhargava, Co-Founder and COO of Mihi. Both Global Upside and Mihi make it their business to be on top of labor laws around the world to help their customers maintain compliance, keep employees happy, and manage their costs.

In Part 1, we reviewed key labor law changes for Germany, the UK, and France. In Part 2 of this series, we focus on Italy, Spain, the Netherlands, and Ireland. Here are some of the most noteworthy changes and proposed changes in HR and labor law we’d like to share for these additional countries.

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Topics: Europe, European Union, Int'l HR, int'l legal, EU Labor Law, EU Labor Regulations, Italy Labor Law, Spain Labor Law, Netherlands Labor Law, Ireland Labor Law

[Podcast] 5 Important Questions Companies Should Ask Before Hiring Global HR Partners

Posted by Anke Corbin on Mar 22, 2018

podcast_image_460.jpgNeed to find expert HR services in foreign countries? Not sure what characteristics to look for and the right questions to ask? 

Our expert guest is Adam Sheffield, the president of Global PEO Services. Global PEO Services (GPS) helps companies hire employees fast without having to set up legal entities in foreign jurisdictions and deal with related HR, Benefits, Payroll, Tax, and Accounting issues.

Adam provides us with some quick tips for effectively evaluating and then hiring international HR services. This podcast goes through 5 important questions companies should ask when doing their research for HR partners around the world.

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Topics: HR podcast, PODCASt, Global HR, international HR, Int'l HR, global peo, PEO, consulting

Important EU Labor Law Changes For 2018 – Part 1

Posted by ann stewart zachwieja on Mar 13, 2018

 

EU-FlagEvery year there are changes to EU labor laws and 2018 is no exception. For an overview and insight into key changes that will impact companies who employ EU citizens, we spent some time with industry experts Ragu Bhargava, Co-Founder and CEO of Global Upside, and Gita Bhargava, Co-Founder and COO of Mihi. Both Global Upside and Mihi make it their business to be on top of labor laws around the world to help their customers maintain compliance, keep employees happy, and manage their costs.

Here are some of the most noteworthy changes and proposed changes to stay on top of in HR and labor law, that we’d like to share.

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Topics: Europe, European Union, Int'l HR, int'l legal, EU Labor Law, EU Labor Regulations, Germany Labor Law, UK Labor Law, France Labor Law

[Podcast] Why A Subsidiary In Bavaria Germany Is Ideal For This American Biotech Company

Posted by James Hrivnak on Mar 7, 2018

Globig_podcastFor some, relocating a biotech company to a another country may seem daunting, especially considering things such as the cost of relocation, the need and expense for high-tech and specialized testing facilities, access to good talent and scientists, and the requirement for visa and government support. For the particular biotech company featured in this podcast, Bavaria was a natural choice. 

Globig's partner Invest In Bavaria - US recently interviewed Alexandra Barton-Sweeney,  CEO of Razzberry, as part of their series on North American entrepreneurs who have decided to start, settle, or build companies in Bavaria. They talked with Ms. Barton-Sweeney about why she selected Munich as the place for her subsidiary, with Razzberry headquarters based in the US. She was looking for a place to do R&D for her biotech company, and after attending the OktoberINVESTfest conference that takes place every October in New York, she knew that Bavaria was a great fit. 

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Topics: Invest in Bavaria, Doing Business in Germany, Germany, FDI, Europe, German startup resources, Tech in Bavaria, Munich, doing business in Munich, Int'l HR, Hi-tech talent, biotech, bio-tech, biotech in Bavaria, German biotech, American company in Bavaria Germany

[Podcast] Helpful Advice For Hiring Foreign Employees

Posted by Anke Corbin on Feb 22, 2018
  1. podcast_image.jpgThe hot topic for this Globig podcast is ‘Hiring Foreign Employees’ and things that often trip up companies, especially US companies, when hiring international talent.

Our featured expert is Mary Lemons, the VP of Human Resources Solutions at Global Upside. Global Upside is a leader in helping companies transform their finance, accounting, and human resources functions in over 100 countries.

Mary provides helpful advice about some of the key pitfalls to be prepared for before and when hiring international employees.

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Topics: hiring international employees, global workforce, human resources, Global HR, HR podcast, PODCASt

Foreign Direct Investment In Bavaria, Germany

Posted by ann stewart zachwieja on Feb 15, 2018

 

Invest_in_Bavaria_US_logoRecognized as Europe’s Top Tech Hub by the European Commission, Bavaria is often recognized as an ideal place for companies looking to expand into the European market. It is home to global players including Allianz, adidas, Audi, BMW, IBM Watson, Infineon, and Siemens. Tech giants such as Amazon, Microsoft, Salesforce, Intel, and CISCO have also established regional headquarters and research centers in the region, playing to the strengths of  Bavaria’s dominant industries: aerospace, automotive, energy, insurance, finance, logistics, new materials, the life sciences, and healthcare. Foreign companies that aim to service, partner, collaborate, or invest in businesses operating in these industries are flourishing.

But how easy is it for foreign companies to enter Europe’s largest market and set up a subsidiary or branch office in Bavaria? What resources are available to help them get acclimated and ultimately succeed? Anke Corbin, Founder and CEO of Globig, recently spoke with James Mister, West Coast Investment and Expansion Manager for Invest in Bavaria, to learn how they advise and support companies that are interested in doing business in southern Germany, right at the foothills of the Alps.

 

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Topics: Europe, Foreign Direct Investment organization, Invest in Bavaria, Tech in Bavaria, International expansion to Bavaria, germany, Bavaria

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